These are the words found in Matt. 25:34, when the King (God) says, "Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in..." We understand from this passage that we are supposed to be about good works and having a servant heart.
I have had many people in my life time come asking for assistance in one form or another. Just last night this happened again, with a total stranger coming up to me asking me for help. As a Christians you want to help them, but in the back of my mind I am always questioning, "Do they really need it or are they lying?" We want to do the right thing, but the way our world is, you are not always sure who is telling the truth or who is just trying to take you for your money. If you have found yourself in this situation here are a few suggestions in no particular order that maybe will help you in deciding what to do:
e. Where are you coming from.
Let us do good unto other, but especially to those of the household of fiath (Gal. 6:10)